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Titans RB DeMarco Murray (torn MCL) ruled out vs. Chiefs

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The Tennessee Titans veteran running back DeMarco Murray has been ruled out for Saturday’s wild-card game against the Kansas City Chiefs, the team announced on Thursday.

Murray didn’t practice all week due to a torn MCL in his right knee he suffered during the Titans Week 16 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

He’s been rehabbing on the treadmill during practices in hopes of returning if the Titans make a deep playoff run.

Derrick Henry will be the featured back for the second consecutive week. He couldn’t seem to get on track during last the team’s season-finale against the Jacksonville Jaguars, rushing 28 times for just 51 yards. His 66-yard receiving touchdown, however, was the Titans’ lone trip to the end zone in their 15-10 win.

Henry was critical of his performance, saying he felt he ran “kinda soft” and plans to have more of a physical, downhill style Saturday.

The running game, led by Henry and quarterback Marcus Mariota, is expected to play a big role in the Titans offense Saturday.

Titans left guard Quinton Spain is questionable with a lower back injury. Veteran backup Brian Schwenke would start if Spain can’t play.

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